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10 Commandments of Typography

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He does love me! #donut


Phantom Limb is now available as a stand alone on vimeo! I’ve also finally got around to writing up a making of post, right here.

Big props to everybody who helped make this bad boy. And also to all my friends at Late Night Work Club!




How To Format A Comic Book Script
"Notes as follows:
1) A page header with the book title, number and writer’s name.
2) Each new script page should begin on a new document page. And you can’t miss the page number when it’s big and bold. Often, I have to skim through a script to look for a note or direction. Big page numbers help tremendously.
3) Panel numbers almost as bold and clear as the page number.
4) Panel descriptions for the most part don’t have to be that lengthy unless it’s really necessary. The actions of characters should be here, (not in the lettering area; see #6) set direction, and notes to the other members of the creative team if necessary.
5) Also, the digital age has given us the greatest source of reference that comic creators have ever had access to. Links to reference photos should also be included in the panel description.
6) Under each panel description is the lettering area. Everything that needs to be lettered goes here.
7) Each item in the lettering area should be numbered. If the editor is doing lettering placements, these numbers correspond to the placements sent to the letterer.
8) The call-out of each lettering item and any descriptors like these:
CHARACTER (OFF), meaning the character is speaking from off-panel.
CHARACTER (WHISPER), self-explanatory.
CHARACTER (BURST), meaning the dialogue is shouted and should be in a burst balloon.
CHARACTER (WEAK), character’s dialogue should be diminished.
CHARACTER (SINGING), self-explanatory. Usually accompanied by music notes.
9) Like dialogue, captions have their own descriptors:
NARRATION or CAPTION (CHARACTER), self-explanatory. The inner thoughts of a character.
CAPTION (TIME/PLACE), such as, “New York, 2013.”
CAPTION (VOICE OVER), meaning the character is speaking, but is not in the location shown in the current panel.
10) SFX, self-explanatory, “sound effect”.
11) Dialogue should be indented, NOT tabbed over. If you use tabs, the letterer has to run find/replace searches on the document to delete them all before lettering. (To use indents in MS Word, go: Format / Paragraph / Indents & Spacing.) Dialogue should also be written in plain sentence case, not CAPS.
12) Dialogue that should be bold in the comic, should be bold and/or underlined in the script. If you use caps for bold dialogue, the letterer will have to convert it to sentence case before lettering.
13) Non-English dialogue should be italic. Whole blocks of dialogue that are translated into English, should begin with a , and are usually accompanied by a caption explaining what language is being spoken.”
- Nate Piekos

Very cool.

This is in fact the format I use, and one that I know is being passed around by writers both professional and aspiring. It’s an excellent, intuitive format.


THE WAY I COLOR the lazy style :v


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This is unexpectedly not about make-up haha

reblogged before it was even finished.



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broke a couple of sticks of chalk on this one

im bout to break a lot more than chalk.


"Good morning, Hina Hwan. This is Day 1 of your shift on Persephone…"

Hina Hwan is awakened from cryogenic sleep 600 years into an interstellar colonization voyage - where poor colonists pay for their transport with 10-year shifts of manual labor on the spaceship Persephone. But she learns that the only thing worse than six isolated people working on a creaky interstellar transport…is finding an unidentified corpse in the closet. 


Format: Fully voiced audio drama (part of Sparkler Monthly magazine)

Genre: Science fiction, drama, romance, mystery

Paywall: After the one-week subscriber hold on new chapters, it’s always free to stream.

Bandcamp listing - stream for free, or pay to download the individual chapters.

Spica’s short side comics for Sparkler’s Cherry Bomb line (NSFW)

Stream and see illustrations on Sparkler Monthly, starting with Chapter 1 here. Download Chapter 1 transcript for the hearing impaired.


Directed by: Rebecca Scoble
Written by: Tory Woollcott and Barabara
Art by: Angela Sham with guest art by HamletMachine (NSFW)
Edited by: Rebecca Scoble and Leah Waig

Hina — Rielle Braid
Janelle — Jae Jae Lopez
Robbie — Jesse Hodson
Rosa — Annemieke Wade
Travis — Alex O’Shea
Seb — Adam Ford
Additional voices: Leena Erik-Soussi, Sharif E., Aya. 

SO proud to have been a part of this wonderful project! 


I was pleased to partner with Ken Picard to produce a comic for the annual all-comics issue of the Vermont alt-weekly Seven Days about Purple Hearts Reunited and Capt. Zac Fike. This is a process .gif from my work on it.
Read our piece here, or check out the whole awesome issue (feat. Alison Bechdel, Melanie Gillman, Eleri Mai Harris, Dakota McFadzean, Jon Chad and SO MANY MORE).